The Pearson Foundation recently announced “Read for My School,” a special We Give Books program that launched on February 14 and continues through March 14. Through this campaign, We Give Books is donating 150,000 new children’s books to public elementary schools across the country.
We Give Books asks school groups to register as “readers” by visiting their website at www.wegivebooks.org. The readers then choose a book to read and a school’s “campaign” to support. Readers click on "Give a Book" at the end of the story to be counted toward their school’s reading total.
For every book read on behalf of a school, that school will receive one new book. After a school has earned 500 books, readers can assist other schools in meeting their goal. Books can be given to any public elementary school in the United States and its territories.
We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. For each book members read in the We Give Books online library, they donate a book to a literacy organization or school that you choose. There are over 150 books in their growing online library.
For more information, visit the We Give Books website.